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Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Schools were shuttered, churches told worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings were banned...

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Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian health authorities on Friday reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in...

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Thai court orders popular opposition party dissolved

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the popular opposition Future Forward Party dissolved, declaring that it violated...

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Testy EU budget talks blocked, new summit in March likely

BRUSSELS (AP) — Major contributors to the European Union’s budget blocked progress at an emergency summit on Friday, insisting that...

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Boat carrying 91 migrants goes missing in Mediterranean

CAIRO (AP) — A rubber dinghy packed with 91 migrants that set out from Libyan shores in hopes of reaching...

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South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea reported more coronavirus cases Friday and declared a “special management zone” around a...

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Germany’s immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attack

HANAU, Germany (AP) — In the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people...

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Turkish soldiers killed in Syria amid threats of escalation

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in an airstrike in northwestern Syria, Turkey said, after an...

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Iran votes in parliament elections that favor conservatives

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians were voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of...

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New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over a deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea’s...

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Israel leader vows thousands of new homes in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday he was pushing ahead with the construction of 5,000 new...

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Fighting in northwest Syria as Russia-Turkey talks falter

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey-backed opposition forces attacked government troops in a village in northwest Syria on Thursday, triggering violent...

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Israeli PM's rival denies wrongdoing amid probe reports

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s leading opposition figure Benny Gantz denied wrongdoing on Thursday after media reports said Israel would examine...

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Egypt’s once-reviled street dogs get chance at a better life

CAIRO (AP) — Karim Hegazi spends his days in a Cairo clinic taking care of animals long considered a menace...

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